Senegal lifts ban on US poultry exports

US poultry exports to Senegal could reach $21 million
calendar icon 16 February 2024
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Senegal lifted its ban on poultry exports, opening its market to US processed poultry exports in response to engagements from USDA and the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), according to a recent market report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service.

USAPEEC estimates that US poultry exports to Senegal may reach $21 million and the broader francophone West African region has significant potential for US agricultural exports.

Under the Biden-Harris administration, US agricultural exports have reached new heights, setting a record of nearly $196 billion in 2022. Agricultural exports totalled $177 billion in 2021 and nearly $175 billion in 2023, making the last three years the three best years ever for US exporters.

During the last three years, USDA and other US government partners have delivered more than $18 billion in new or preserved market access through active policy intervention with foreign governments. This includes opening markets or preserving access to potential markets worth nearly $5.8 billion in US agricultural exports in 2021 and over $6.4 billion in US agricultural exports in both 2022 and 2023.

Even at record export levels, potential foreign sales could be even greater. Additional investments in market development and more engagement with foreign governments are needed to sustain and open new markets, making investments in new marketing programs, such as the Regional Agricultural Promotion Program, crucial and timely.

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